Chemistry Faculty & Staff

The Department of Chemistry - Fall 2011

Professor Werner Horsthemke

 

Professor  Office:  313 Fondren Science 
Department of Chemistry  Phone:  (214) 768-4241 
Southern Methodist University  Fax:  (214) 768-4089 
PO Box 750314  e-mail:  whorsthe@mail.smu.edu 
Dallas, TX 75275-0314     

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Education:

  • Ph.D. Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium, 1978

Research Interests:

Pattern Formation in Nonlinear Chemical Reactions, Random Fluctuations and Nonequilibrium Systems

Selected Publications:
  1. V. Méndez, D. Campos, and W. Horsthemke: "Stationary energy probability density of oscillators driven by a random external force," Phys. Rev. E 87, 062132 (10 pages) (2013).
  2. E. P. Zemskov, K. Kassner, M. J. B. Hauser, and W. Horsthemke: "Turing space in reaction-diffusion systems with density-dependent cross diffusion," Phys. Rev. E. 87, 032906 (9 pages) (2013).
  3. V. Méndez, W. Horsthemke, P. Mestres, and D. Campos: "Instabilities of the harmonic oscillator with fluctuating damping," Phys. Rev. E 84, 041137 (8 pages) (2011).
  4. N. Kumar and W. Horsthemke: "Effects of cross diffusion on Turing bifurcations in two-species reaction-transport systems," Phys. Rev. E 83, 036105 (8 pages) (2011).
  5. V. Méndez, S. Fedotov, and W. Horsthemke: "Reaction-Transport Systems: Mesoscopic Foundations, Fronts, and Spatial Instabilities" (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2010).
  6. N. Kumar and W. Horsthemke: "Turing Bifurcation in a Reaction-Diffusion System with Density-Dependent Dispersal," Physica A 389, 1812 - 1818 (2010).
  7. P. K. Moore and W. Horsthemke: "Three-Dimensional Patterns in the Lengyel-Rabai-Epstein Model of the CDIMA Reaction," Chaos 19, 043116 (11 pages) (2009).

Courses Taught:

  • Physical Chemistry (CHEM 5381, 5383, 5384)
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry (CHEM 5396)
  • Chemical Kinetics (CHEM 6114)